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We all need to take some time for ourselves in this increasingly hectic world we share. I hope this piece of music will help you take a deep breath and relax in order to continue with your day more focused and refreshed.
Recorded at exactly 60 beats per minute, this piano music is designed to relax and calm your mind. Read the article below to learn more about how music can release stress.
Music can have a profound effect on both the emotions and the body. Faster music can make you feel more alert and concentrate better. Upbeat music can make you feel more optimistic and positive about life. A slower tempo can quiet your mind and relax your muscles, making you feel soothed while releasing the stress of the day. Music is effective for relaxation and stress management.
Research confirms these personal experiences with music. Current findings indicate that music around 60 beats per minute can cause the brain to synchronize with the beat causing alpha brainwaves (frequencies from 8 - 14 hertz or cycles per second). This alpha brainwave is what is present when we are relaxed and conscious. To induce sleep (a delta brainwave of 5 hertz), a person may need to devote at least 45 minutes, in a relaxed position, listening to calming music. Researchers at Stanford University (press release 2006) have said that "listening to music seems to be able to change brain functioning to the same extent as medication." They noted that music is something that almost anybody can access and makes it an easy stress reduction tool.
To read the entire article, click HERE.
"Words that come to mind when listening to 'Breathe'; timeless, inner calm and centered."
- H.G. Huisman, Physiotherapist, The Netherlands
Breathe Song Credits
Brian Culbertson - Piano & Keyboards
Written, Produced, Arranged, Performed, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Brian Culbertson at BCM Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Piano Tech - Ron Tuttle